Using electrical equipment in bathrooms may pose various safety risks. Therefore, IEE wiring regulations are in place to minimise these risks by dividing bathrooms into zones and determining which electrical equipment can be used in which bathroom zone. While all certified electricians are expected to know these zones the following list and illustrations can be used as guidance for non-professionals. Please note that we recommend that all customers use the services of a certified electrician to install their electric towel rail.
The interior of a bathtub or shower cubicle which can hold water and is likely to be affected by splashes.
The area directly above Zone 0, which is vertically limited to 2250mm up to the bottom of the bathtub.
The area beyond Zones 0 + 1, which stretches 600mm horizontally and up to 2250mm vertically. Zone2 also includes any windows with a sill next to the bath.
The area beyond Zone 2 which extends 2400mm horizontally and up to 2250mm vertically.